Busy weekend in Leitrim

Sailing championships in Carrick-on-Shannon

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Sailing championships in Carrick-on-Shannon

Hundreds of students from across Ireland travelled to Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend  for the Irish university sailing championships.

The event is taking place in Murray’s bay and got underway today and continues tomorrow, Sunday from approximately 10.30am.

The public is being warned that the marina area is expected to be busy with competitors and team members with fifty people on the water at any one time.

The organisers have confirmed that they don't expect any major issues with traffic in the area with racing set to be completed by 4pm on Sunday.

However it should be noted that the Fox's Monumental Intermediate  Championship final  between Ballinamore Sean O'Heslins and Drumkeerin takes place at 2pm at Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada  followed by the Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Championship final at 4 pm between Aughawillan and Glencar/Manorhamilton. Earlier in the day the Minor A Championship Final between Melvin Gaels  and St Manchan's will take place at 12 noon  In Pairc Naomh Mhuire.

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A busy day in store tomorrow in Carrick.